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Zli potok - Tise - Žlijeb

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The walk requires a rather high level of fitness, and includes an ascent to the mountain hut at Tise. One small stretch with an easy via ferrata is technically demanding. Sights worth seeing include the stream of Zli potok, the viewpoints Tise and Žlijeb.
Distance 14 km
5:38 h
1,164 m
1,164 m
This route is demanding, and is around 14 km long. The starting point is Diva Grabovica, a small village near the Sarajevo - Mostar trunk road, about an hour and a half by car from the capital. The altitude difference you have to conquer is 1400 m. The first part of the trail leads along the shoulder of the forest, just above the local gravel pit. When you come out to the first clearing, you see the imposing rock of Veliki kuk, and you start ascending to the shelter Žiško, located at 680 MASL. The shelter is never locked, and there's a fire pit in front.

 

There's a junction just by the shelter - the left road leads to the foot of Veliki kuk, the starting point of rock climbs of up to 1 km in height, and the location of the Veliki kuk ferrata; the right road leads to Zli potok and beyond to Tise. Just after the junction there is a spring of fresh water, but in order to reach it you have to climb a few metres up the rock, which can be a challenge if the rock is wet. The problem has been solved by installing a cable, which makes the climb easier.

 

Twenty metres from the spring starts the easier ferrata via Zli potok. From there to Tisa the ascent is intense, and you should move cautiously. In addition, the trail can be slippery, but there's a cable in dangerous spots. This is the most difficult stretch of the route. At Tisa there is a mountain hut that's not in the best possible condition, but can serve as a shelter.


From Tisa to Žlijeb, the trail goes mostly downhill and is easy to walk. Žlijeb is a fine viewpoint, a good spot to break for lunch or tea.

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Update: December 22, 2015
Highest point
1,329 m
Lowest point
249 m

Safety information

The walk is demanding both technically and in terms of fitness requirements. When climbing up the via ferrata the use of protective gear is mandatory: a helmet, a harness and a ferrata kit (or a Prusik with two carabiners). No risk of landmines.

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Start

Diva Grabovica (257 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.604201, 17.699674
DMS
43°36'15.1"N 17°41'58.8"E
UTM
33T 717881 4831455
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Destination

Mt hut Tise

Turn-by-turn directions

Go west from the lay-by, down the marked trail running parallel with the road leading to the quarry. After the quarry turn left, go up the forest road to the bivouac "Žiško". Above the bivouac there is a fork where one arm leads to the Veliki kuk ferrata, and you need to take the right arm leading to the Zli potok ferrata. The cable is followed by a steep serpentine incline leading to the lodge at Tise. From Tise, pass above the old horse-stable and come down the avalanche path to the road leading to Strmenica via Žlijeb. Go right (east) downhill to the house at Žlijeb. From the house follow the ridge south to the viewpoint, then go back to the house and keep going downhill all the way to Diva Grabovica.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take a bus or train to Jablanica, then find transport to Diva Grabovica.

Getting there

Take Exit West from Sarajevo and drive to Jablanica on M17. Pass through Jablanica and continue towards Mostar. When you pass the Begić and Begović bridge turn right across the Neretva and take the macadam road to Diva Grabovica. At the end of the road there is a large lay-by (parking).

Parking

Park at the big lay-by at the end of the road to Diva Grabovica.

Coordinates

DD
43.604201, 17.699674
DMS
43°36'15.1"N 17°41'58.8"E
UTM
33T 717881 4831455
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

A helmet, a harness and a ferrata kit (or a Prusik with two carabiners). Standard mountaineering equipment.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Distance
14 km
Duration
5:38 h
Ascent
1,164 m
Descent
1,164 m

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